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Mayor Kenneth Cockrel Jr. Joins Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement
In Detroit’s Brightmoor Community for a Public Safety Summit March 19
Detroit, MI – Pastor Jerome L. Warfield, Chair of the Brightmoor Alliance, will be joined by Mayor Kenneth Cockrel Jr., Detroit Police Chief James Barren, Commander Dwayne Love of Detroit Police Department’s Northwestern District, Detroit Fire Commissioner Tyrone C. Scott, U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg, ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Temple, United States Marshal Robert Grubbs, DEA Associate Special Agent in Charge John Arvanitis, Michigan Department of Corrections Regional Administrator Dinah Moore, Michigan State Police Inspector Ellis Stafford, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans, Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Michael Harrison Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative Coordinator for Wayne County and Detroit Community Justice Executive Director Tamela Aikens will join forces with federal, state and local law enforcement officials in a “Public Safety Summit” on Thursday, March 19, at Leland Missionary Baptist Church, located at 22420 Fenkell, east of Telegraph, in Detroit. Doors open at 5pm for dinner and the Summit runs from 6pm – 8pm.
Officials from the law enforcement agencies who lead the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, whose focus for the past two years has been on preventing gun violence and dismantling gangs in Detroit, will discuss their work, and dialogue with residents both the issues and potential answers to reducing crime in their neighborhood. “The Brightmoor Area of Detroit has been disproportionately impacted by poverty, blight, unemployment and vacant land, all the elements that contribute to crime. As of late, fire bombings are becoming a public safety hazard” said Pastor Warfield. Emmy award winning Fox 2 Reporter and Anchor, Ron Savage, host of Michigan’s Most Wanted, will moderate the Summit. All residents are welcome.
The Summit is sponsored by Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Brightmoor Alliance, Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative and The Skillman Foundation and organizational services are donated by The Goodwin Co. “Residents are excited and eager to have this opportunity to communicate one-on-one with officials,” said Warfield.
The Brightmoor Area of Detroit is a four-square mile area bound by Puritan on the north, Fullerton on the south, Telegraph on the West and Evergreen on the east. The Brightmoor Alliance is a coalition of 47 organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Detroit’s Brightmoor community. For more information please call 313.715.0199 and 313.538.1355.